Prevalence of atrial fibrillation and stroke risk assessment based on telemedicine screening tools in a primary healthcare setting

Published: 15 July 2019
Author(s): Eraldo Ribeiro Ferreira Leão de Moraes, Cláudio Cirenza, Renato D. Lopes, Antônio Carlos Carvalho, Patricia O. Guimaraes, Alfredo Augusto Eyer Rodrigues, Angelo Amato Vincenzo de Paola
Issue: July 2019
Section: Original article

Worldwide atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence varies between 0.1% and 4.0%, and has been increasing. Little is known about the prevalence of AF in Brazil. Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of AF in several regions of Brazil using recordings of long-distance electrocardiogram (ECG) transmission.